I’m about to ask you a question, and I’d like you to answer it with complete honesty.

In this scenario, you’re a newly published author.  You head to your mailbox and find an envelope addressed to you.

This envelope contains one of two things:

a. Your first royalty check, for $2500.


b. A letter from a young reader, telling you that your book made her feel less alone, less misunderstood and has given her a happier outlook on her future.

You must choose one or the other to be in that envelope. Whichever you choose, there is no guarantee that the other option will ever arrive.

Which one will it be?

Please use the comment section to give your choice and, most importantly, why you would choose that option.  There’s no right or wrong here, so go with your gut.

What say you?….